Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Florida Gators Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/11/14
Florida Gators (12-2) at Arkansas Razorbacks (11-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks +2 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Florida Gators face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Arkansas Razorbacks dropped their SEC opener losing at Texas A&M by 16 points. Arkansas is 9-0 at home this season but 0-1 against teams ranked in the top 25. Michael Qualls is averaging 12.9 points to lead the Hogs. Bobby Portis is averaging 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds, Alandise Harris is averaging 10.4 points, and Rashad Madden is averaging 10.3 points. Arkansas is averaging 84.7 points and they are shooting 48.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents shoot 39.3 percent. Arkansas is 2-1 against teams with a RPI better than 50.
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The Florida Gators are 12-2 for the season but they have simply been rolling over the past month. UF is 1-2 on the road but both of their losses came to teams with a RPI better than 50. Casey Prather leads the Gators averaging 17 points and 5.4 rebounds. Scottie Wilbekin is averaging 12.3 points, Michael Frazier II is averaging 11.6 points, and Patric Young is averaging 10.9 points and 6.0 rebounds. Florida is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Florida is ranked 10th in the season and they are playing their best basketball of the season.
Arkansas is 8-1 against the spread following a loss, 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 7-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Florida is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games, and 2-8 against the spread against the SEC. Florida is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
With Prather out for this one the line has flipped and Arkansas is favored but my free pick is going to be on the total and this looks to be low so I am on the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as o the App.
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